Employee Handbook Checklist

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The following checklist is designed to assist you in developing an employee handbook that is suitable for your organization. The topics included are general/sample topics and not specific to any organization. Some may not apply to your organization and therefore this checklist should be used as a starting point to create a handbook that accurately reflects your business, its philosophy and culture.

Section 1:  About Your Company

  •  Welcome
  •  Company History
  •  Mission Statement/Vision/Values
  •  Important Information About Handbook/Disclaimer

Section 2:  Respectful Workplace

  •  Expectations
  •  Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
  •  Harassment and Offensive Behavior
  •  Workplace Bullying
  •  Disability Accommodation
  •  Religious Accommodation

Section 3:  Compensation

  •  Compensation Philosophy Statement
  •  Employment Classifications
  •  Hours of Work
  •  Meal and Other Break Periods
  •  Call-Back Pay
  •  On-Call Pay
  •  Shift Premium
  •  Overtime
  •  Paydays
  •  Pay Deductions
  •  Pay Program
  •  Time Reporting

Section 4:  Benefits

  •  General Benefits Information
  •  Continuation of Medical Coverage (COBRA)
  •  Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  •  Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA)
  •  Health Savings Account Plan (HSA)
  •  Insurance Plans
  •  Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  •  Short-Term Disability (STD)
  •  Profit Sharing Plan
  •  Tuition Reimbursement
  •  Unemployment Insurance
  •  Volunteerism
  •  Workers’ Compensation
  •  401(k) Plan

Section 5:  Attendance & Time Away From Work

  •  Attendance Expectations
  •  Emergency Closings
  •  Holidays
  •  Leaves of Absence
  •  Other Time Off
  •  Paid Sick Leave
  •  Paid Time Off (PTO)
  •  Personal Days
  •  Sick Time
  •  Vacation

Section 6:  Time At Work

  •  Background Investigations
  •  Business Ethics/Conflicts of Interest
  •  Communication Systems
  •  Company Devices (BYOD)
  •  Company Communication/Intranet/Bulletin Boards
  •  Company Property
  •  Confidentiality
  •  Corrective Action
  •  Drugs and Alcohol
  •  Employee Appearance
  •  Employee Relations
  •  Employment of Relatives
  •  Employment Records
  •  Employee Referrals
  •  Expense and Travel Reimbursement
  •  Internal Job Opportunities
  •  Layoffs/Recall
  •  Lockers
  •  Office Etiquette
  •  Outside Employment
  •  Parking
  •  Performance Evaluations
  •  Personnel Records
  •  Phone Use
  •  References
  •  Safety
  •  Searches
  •  Security
  •  Social Media
  •  Solicitation
  •  Termination and Resignation
  •  Tobacco Use/Smoking/E-cigarettes
  •  Uniforms
  •  Vehicles
  •  Visitors
  •  Weapons
  •  Whistleblower
  •  Workplace Violence

Section 7: Sign-Off Form

  •  Employee Acknowledgement Form

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